Quotation Explorer - 'Dwight D. Eisenhower'

We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? - Dwight D. Eisenhower
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Statesmanship is developed in the hard knocks of general experience, private and public. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The history of free men is never written by chance but by choice - their choice. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never send a battalion to take a hill if a regiment is available. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never question another man's motive. His wisdom, yes, but not his motives. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired in the final analysis, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pessimism never won any battle. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the . - Dwight D. Eisenhower
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book... - Dwight D. Eisenhower
We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength, - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don’t like the idea of something where you have to depend upon the integrity of the man and not the integrity of the institution. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of the way and let them have it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
One day the people of the world will want peaceso much that the governments will have to get outof their way and give it to them. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pull the string and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that inn the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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